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. >>> the shootings in newtown have led to a renewed push for tougher gun control laws. yesterday in washington, d.c., dozens of parents, teachers and veterans marched on the national rifle association's headquarters calling on the group to curtail its lobbying efforts. a new poll from cbs news shows 57% of americans are in favor of stricter gun laws. that's the highest percentage in a decade. a virginia congressman says the shooting was enough for him to rethink his position on guns. >> i absolutely believe that americans have a right to reasonable gun ownership. but i also know after this enormous tragedy coming not that long after the tragedy of virginia tech, when my daughters asked me friday night, dad, you're in the senate, why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition crepes, i didn't have -- clips, i didn't have a good enough answer for them. i as an nraa rated member believe enough is enough. >> senator mark warner says he hopes democrats and republicans can come together for a blunt discussion on gun control. he wants the discussion to preserv
heard in the washington studios of the major television networks where virginia senator mark warner, a recently convert to the cause of sensitive gun control made his case on "face the nation." >> simply saying existing gun laws are enough, status quo didn't pass as a father. >> reporter: while others say the answer is not gun control but armed police officers in the school. >> it's the one thing that will keep people safe and the nra will try to do that. >> reporter: they continue to be met with fierce opposition. new york senator charms schumer today -- charles schumer today said trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like talking about lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> the company which calls itself the world's largest arm supplier said it sold three and a half years worth of ammunition magazines in just three days. the ar15 is the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the models used in the newtown shootings. >>> with time running out to avoid the fiscal cliff, democrats and republicans have left the capital for home. f
billion more than washington, d.c. so what is it about fairfax county that makes it so attractive? dulles airport. the international airport provides easy access to washington on its highway. dulles airport also provides connections to both the national and international markets but if funding drops out, buildings will go empty and commercial property taxes which fuel the county's economy will decline. >> we want to balance the approach to help us get out of this. it will have a significant impact on fairfax county if congress does nothing. >> reporter: in fairfax county, peggy fox, 9news. >> the biggest expenditure for fairfax and other local counties is the school budget. less money for the county will mean less money for schools. >>> we've dedicated our entire news department to track this story and be ready with alerts on air and on the web. every day we're featuring of course that show how you will be affected should we go over that fiscal cliff. you can get alerts sent straight to your phone about all of our fiscal cliff notes by texting the cliff to 25543. >>> more than $2 billion,
, this is only the fifth time congress has worked after christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> now this afternoon's white house meeting is the first time the president and all four leaders of the house and senate will meet face-to-face since november 16th. >>> a horrific smashup on the springfield interchange leaves three people dead. it happened around 7:00 last night. the i 495 flyover ramp to i-95 was blocked for most of the night as police cleared the scene. police tell us that a semitrailer was shopped in traffic when it was rear ended by a pickup truck. all three people inside that pickup died at the scene. the semi driver was not injured. >>> geneticists are studying the dna of adam lanza. he shot his mom and killed 26 people in newtown before taking his own life. the connecticut health center was asked to join the investigation to look for threws about the roots of his -- clues about the roots of his violence in his dna. >>> you can gamble 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at maryland live casino right now. they made it possible. the casino operators say the expanded hours will
. they're contracted to route 911 calls throughout much of the washington area. according to him, they've fallen short. >> the whole purpose of having 911 is when you need it, it works. >> reporter: he cites recent weather events that have knocked out the systems as examples of where they've failed. during the 2010-2011 winter, several storms interrupted 911 service. more recently this summer's derecho did the same thing. >> the catastrophic failure that occurred at the time of the derecho is not an isolated incident. there have been a number of 911 outages. >> reporter: some callers got busy signals, others got nothing at all. now he and two other corningmen are -- congressmen are behind a push to get them to face scrutiny good if they can't be counted on to do it voluntarily, we need the fcc to step in and promulgate new standards and regulations and make sure they're enforced. >> reporter: verizon said they've learned from previous weather events and improved themselves during superstorm sandy. a spokesman wrote, verizon's network performed well during and after sandy as backup powe
news, washington. >> if you want the latest information on the fiscal cliff, you go to our home page just click the fiscal cliff banner at the top of the page. >>> dc police are investigating two fatal shootings in southeast over the weekend. early yesterday morning officers found a man unconscious in the 3400 block of crawford place. angelo alphonso pane later died at the hospital. saturday night a map was found shot to death on airs place. darnell rivers was found dead inside a car there. investigators have not made any arrest in either cases. >>> prince george's county authorities have now identified the early determinely woman killed friday night in greenville. investigators believe 86-year-old betty starry may have initially escaped a burning town house but went back inside to warn two other people. those two other people were hurt. they are being treated for serious injuries. both of them are expected to recover. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in the hospital this morning. doctors discovered a blood clot and they are concerned about that. reporter marley hall has mo
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